Frequently Asked Questions
Desert Coatings FAQ’s Phoenix
Desert Coatings Arizona 602-272-0430
Are Concrete Floors Prone to Cracking?
The most common objection to concrete floors is the potential for cracking. However, some people actually love the rustic, organic look that can be achieved by staining the floor and leaving minor random cracks exposed.
Are Concrete Floors Cold and Damp?
Concrete can be cold, but no more so than ceramic tile or natural stone flooring. Plus, it’s possible to warm up concrete floors by taking advantage of concrete’s ability to store and radiate heat.
Are Decorative Concrete Floors Expensive?
When compared with high-end floor coverings, such as ceramic tile, slate and marble, decorative concrete is often an economical alternative. Plus, skilled concrete artisans can duplicate the look of these pricier materials.
Are Concrete Floors Slippery?
As with other hard flooring surfaces such as vinyl, linoleum, marble or ceramic tile floors, concrete floors can become slippery when wet. Applying a high-gloss sealer to protect and enhance decorative concrete may also reduce traction somewhat, but that’s easily remedied by mixing a nonslip additive into the stain, epoxy, or sealer before application.
How Long Does It Take to Apply Epoxy Floor Coating?
The time frame to complete a project depends on the size of the room or facility. Smaller jobs can be completed in less than a day. A large facility may take several days.
How Long Does Epoxy Floor Coating Take to Cure?
Once the coating is applied, it takes two to three days for it to cure completely. However, it should be dry enough to walk on after about 12 hours and suitable for light use after 24 hours.
Can Epoxy Floor Coating Be Used Outside?
Epoxy floor coatings are not appropriate for exterior use. Exposure to the elements causes this type of flooring to look dull and lose its gloss. A better solution is concrete stain or colored urethane.
How Long Should You Wait to Apply Epoxy After Pouring Concrete?
Concrete needs to cure for several weeks before epoxy floor coating is applied. A good rule of thumb is to wait 30 days for each inch of concrete depth before treating the floor.
We are committed to providing courteous, professional, and affordable floor restoration and overlay services.
We offer a wide variety of decorative flooring systems that are visually attractive. The flooring in your home or business should be visually attractive and help tell the story about the experience, product, or services your company offers. Help set the stage and create a complete experience with flooring that helps make those all important first impressions. Decorative flooring options include metallic flooring, stamped overlay concrete flooring, chip flooring, and epoxy coatings. There is a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from giving property owners control over how their building looks.
Flooring needs to be able to stand up to the foot traffic and equipment that you have or use in your property. The flooring restoration and custom options we offer are as durable as they are visually attractive. We use high quality epoxy and urethane coatings which seal the flooring and provide a long lasting layer of protection for your floors. The coatings we apply are safe and non-slip surfaces keeping you and your visitors or employees safe.